2 results for tag: public transit


Public Transit Makes the Difference: Maggie & Mika’s Story

We all know that public transit connects communities and helps people get where they need to go. But for some, it’s more than a help - it’s a vital resource.Maggie Ota can attest to this. A Forest Grove resident for the past three years, a big reason her family relocated to the area was because of the school district’s integrated programs for disabled students.In the Forest Grove School District her son, Mika, is able to attend a regular classroom with other kids - just like everyone else. This may not sound special, but in his previous school experience in California, disabled children were separated from other children - whether that ...

To Compete, Oregon Needs Modern Transportation Options

Oregon competes on a global scale to attract a talented workforce and the companies that rely on it. Millennials and others now show greater preference for vibrant neighborhoods with options like walking, biking and transit, and companies are moving to these locations to access that talent. Meanwhile, Oregon transit districts can’t keep up with demand, jeopardizing our competitiveness and the ability of those who can’t afford or aren’t able to drive to get to work and meet other daily needs. In many communities, it is unsafe to bicycle or walk. Gas and diesel are making our air unhealthy to breathe and changing our climate. To meet Oregonians’ ...